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NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES

NHDSG Clayton & Canby Dental

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.

PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY. THE PRIVACY OF YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION IS IMPORTANT TO US.

PURPOSE

This form, Notice of Privacy Practices, presents the information that federal law requires us to give our patients regarding our privacy practices.

 

OUR LEGAL DUTY

We are required by applicable federal and state law to maintain the privacy of your health information. We are also required to give you this Notice about our privacy practices, our legal duties, and your rights concerning your health information. We must follow the privacy practices that are described in the Notice while it is in effect. This Notice takes effect April 14, 2002, and will remain in effect until we replace it.

 

We reserve the right to change our privacy practices and the terms of this Notice at any time, provided such changes are permitted by applicable law. We reserve the right to make the changes in our privacy practices and the new terms of our Notice effective for all health information that we maintain, including health information we created or received before we made changes. Before we make a significant change in our privacy practices, we will change this Notice and make the new Notice available upon request.

 

You may request a copy of our Notice at any time. For more information about our privacy practices, or for additional copies of this Notice, please contact us using the information listed and the end of this Notice.

USES AND DISCLOSURES OF HEALTH INFORMATION We use and disclose health information about you for treatment, payment, and healthcare operations. For example:

 

Treatment: We may use of disclose your health information to a physician or other healthcare provider providing treatment to you.

 

Payment: We may use and disclose your health information to obtain payment for services we provide to you.

 

Healthcare Operations: We may use and disclose your health information in connection with our healthcare operations. Healthcare operations include quality assessment and improvement activities.

 

Your Authorization: In addition to our use of your health information for treatment, payment or healthcare operations, you may give us written authorization to use your health information or to disclose it to anyone for any use or disclosures permitted by your authorization while it was in effect. Unless you give us a written authorization, we cannot use of disclose your health information for any reason except those described in the Notice.

 

To Your Family and Friends: We must disclose your health information to you, as described in the Patient Rights section of this Notice. We may disclose your health information to a family member, friend or other person to the extent necessary to help with your healthcare or with payment for your healthcare, but only if you agree that we may do so.

 

Persons Involved in Care: We may use or disclose health information to notify, or assist in the notification of (including identifying or locating) a family member, your personal representative or another person responsible for your care, of your location, you general condition, or death. If you are present, then prior to use or disclosure of your health information, we will provide you with an opportunity to object to such uses or disclosures. In the event of your incapacity or emergency circumstances, we will disclose health information based on a determination using our professional judgement disclosing only health information that is directly relevant to the person’s involvement in your healthcare. We will also use out professional judgement and our experience with common practice to make reasonable inferences of your best interest in allowing a person to pick up filled prescriptions, medical supplies, x-rays, or other similar forms of health information.

 

Marketing Health-Related Services: We will not use your health information for marketing communications without your written authorization.

 

Required by Law: We may use or disclose your health information when we are required to do so by law.

 

Abuse or Neglect: We may disclose your health information to appropriate authorities is we reasonably believe that you are a possible victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence or the possible victim of other crimes. We may disclose your health information to the extent necessary to avert a serious threat to your health or safety or the health or safety of others.

 

National Security: We may disclose to military authorities the health information of Armed Forces personnel under certain circumstances. We may disclose your health information to authorized federal officials when required for lawful intelligence, counterintelligence, and other national security activities. We may disclose to correctional institution or law enforcement official having lawful custody of protected health information of inmate or patient under certain circumstances.

 

Appointment Reminders: We may use or disclose your health information to provide you with appointment reminders (such as voicemail messages, text messages, emails, postcards or letters)

PATIENT RIGHTS

Access: You have the right to look at or get copies of your health information, with limited exceptions. You may request that we provide copies in a format other than photocopies. We will use the format you request unless we cannot practicably do so. You must made a request in writing to obtain access to your health information. You may obtain a form to request access by using the contact information listed at the end of this Notice. You may also request access by sending us a letter to the address at the end of this Notice.

 

Disclosure Accounting: You have the right to receive a list of instances in which we or our business associates disclosed your health information for purposed, other than treatment, payment, healthcare operations and certain other activities, for the last 6 years, but no before April 14, 2003.

 

Restriction: You have the right to request that we place additional restrictions on our use or disclosure of your health information. We are not required to agree to these additional restrictions, but if we do, we will abide by our agreement (except in an emergency.)

 

Alternative Communication: You have the right to request that we communicate with you about your health information by alternative means or alternative locations. You must make your request in writing. Your request must specify the alternative means or location.

 

Amendment: You have the right to request that we amend your health information. (Your request be in writing, and it must explain why the information should be amended). We may deny your request under certain circumstances.

 

Electronic Notice: If you receive this Notice on our website or by e-mail, you are entitled to receive this Notice in written form.

QUESTIONS AND COMPLAINTS If you want more information about our privacy practices or have questions or concerns, please contact us.

If you are concerned that we may have violated your privacy rights, or you disagree with a decision we made about the access to your health information or in response to a request you made to amend or restrict the use or disclosure of your health information or to have us communicate with you by alternative means or at alternative locations, you may complain to us using the contact information listed at the end of this Notice. You may also submit a written complaint to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. US Department of Health & Human Services, 200 Independence Ace. S.W., Washington, DC 20201

We support your right to the privacy of your health information. We will not retaliate in any way if you choose to file a complaint with us or with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES

NHDSG Clayton & Canby Dental

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.

PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY. THE PRIVACY OF YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION IS IMPORTANT TO US.

PURPOSE

This form, Notice of Privacy Practices, presents the information that federal law requires us to give our patients regarding our privacy practices.

 

OUR LEGAL DUTY

We are required by applicable federal and state law to maintain the privacy of your health information. We are also required to give you this Notice about our privacy practices, our legal duties, and your rights concerning your health information. We must follow the privacy practices that are described in the Notice while it is in effect. This Notice takes effect April 14, 2002, and will remain in effect until we replace it.

 

We reserve the right to change our privacy practices and the terms of this Notice at any time, provided such changes are permitted by applicable law. We reserve the right to make the changes in our privacy practices and the new terms of our Notice effective for all health information that we maintain, including health information we created or received before we made changes. Before we make a significant change in our privacy practices, we will change this Notice and make the new Notice available upon request.

 

You may request a copy of our Notice at any time. For more information about our privacy practices, or for additional copies of this Notice, please contact us using the information listed and the end of this Notice.

USES AND DISCLOSURES OF HEALTH INFORMATION We use and disclose health information about you for treatment, payment, and healthcare operations. For example:

 

Treatment: We may use of disclose your health information to a physician or other healthcare provider providing treatment to you.

 

Payment: We may use and disclose your health information to obtain payment for services we provide to you.

 

Healthcare Operations: We may use and disclose your health information in connection with our healthcare operations. Healthcare operations include quality assessment and improvement activities.

 

Your Authorization: In addition to our use of your health information for treatment, payment or healthcare operations, you may give us written authorization to use your health information or to disclose it to anyone for any use or disclosures permitted by your authorization while it was in effect. Unless you give us a written authorization, we cannot use of disclose your health information for any reason except those described in the Notice.

 

To Your Family and Friends: We must disclose your health information to you, as described in the Patient Rights section of this Notice. We may disclose your health information to a family member, friend or other person to the extent necessary to help with your healthcare or with payment for your healthcare, but only if you agree that we may do so.

 

Persons Involved in Care: We may use or disclose health information to notify, or assist in the notification of (including identifying or locating) a family member, your personal representative or another person responsible for your care, of your location, you general condition, or death. If you are present, then prior to use or disclosure of your health information, we will provide you with an opportunity to object to such uses or disclosures. In the event of your incapacity or emergency circumstances, we will disclose health information based on a determination using our professional judgement disclosing only health information that is directly relevant to the person’s involvement in your healthcare. We will also use out professional judgement and our experience with common practice to make reasonable inferences of your best interest in allowing a person to pick up filled prescriptions, medical supplies, x-rays, or other similar forms of health information.

 

Marketing Health-Related Services: We will not use your health information for marketing communications without your written authorization.

 

Required by Law: We may use or disclose your health information when we are required to do so by law.

 

Abuse or Neglect: We may disclose your health information to appropriate authorities is we reasonably believe that you are a possible victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence or the possible victim of other crimes. We may disclose your health information to the extent necessary to avert a serious threat to your health or safety or the health or safety of others.

 

National Security: We may disclose to military authorities the health information of Armed Forces personnel under certain circumstances. We may disclose your health information to authorized federal officials when required for lawful intelligence, counterintelligence, and other national security activities. We may disclose to correctional institution or law enforcement official having lawful custody of protected health information of inmate or patient under certain circumstances.

 

Appointment Reminders: We may use or disclose your health information to provide you with appointment reminders (such as voicemail messages, text messages, emails, postcards or letters)

PATIENT RIGHTS

Access: You have the right to look at or get copies of your health information, with limited exceptions. You may request that we provide copies in a format other than photocopies. We will use the format you request unless we cannot practicably do so. You must made a request in writing to obtain access to your health information. You may obtain a form to request access by using the contact information listed at the end of this Notice. You may also request access by sending us a letter to the address at the end of this Notice.

 

Disclosure Accounting: You have the right to receive a list of instances in which we or our business associates disclosed your health information for purposed, other than treatment, payment, healthcare operations and certain other activities, for the last 6 years, but no before April 14, 2003.

 

Restriction: You have the right to request that we place additional restrictions on our use or disclosure of your health information. We are not required to agree to these additional restrictions, but if we do, we will abide by our agreement (except in an emergency.)

 

Alternative Communication: You have the right to request that we communicate with you about your health information by alternative means or alternative locations. You must make your request in writing. Your request must specify the alternative means or location.

 

Amendment: You have the right to request that we amend your health information. (Your request be in writing, and it must explain why the information should be amended). We may deny your request under certain circumstances.

 

Electronic Notice: If you receive this Notice on our website or by e-mail, you are entitled to receive this Notice in written form.

QUESTIONS AND COMPLAINTS If you want more information about our privacy practices or have questions or concerns, please contact us.

If you are concerned that we may have violated your privacy rights, or you disagree with a decision we made about the access to your health information or in response to a request you made to amend or restrict the use or disclosure of your health information or to have us communicate with you by alternative means or at alternative locations, you may complain to us using the contact information listed at the end of this Notice. You may also submit a written complaint to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. US Department of Health & Human Services, 200 Independence Ace. S.W., Washington, DC 20201

We support your right to the privacy of your health information. We will not retaliate in any way if you choose to file a complaint with us or with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Contact Officer: Jennifer/Office Manager

Address: 243 King St Suite 112

Phone: (413)584-5199